Japan's first lady, Akie Abe, speaks her own mind

Jun 18, 2016

Japan's first lady, Akie Abe, speaks her own mind

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has outlasted those that scoffed at his return to power as leader of the conservative Liberal Democratic Party in 2012. And yet while the prime minister appears to have established himself as an increasingly dominant force in domestic politics over ...

Dec 4, 2015

LDP ranks oppose aid for China afforestation project

Lawmakers in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party voiced opposition Thursday to a Foreign Ministry project to help afforestation in China, saying the project cannot gain the support of the Japanese public. Toshihiro Nikai, chairman of the LDP’s General Council, discussed the project in a ...